Dr. Norman Herbert Wasserman, 84, of Duluth, Ga., passed peacefully Feb. 27, 2020. Norman was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University, then graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1958. Following optometry school, he was called to active duty in the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving our nation from 1958 to 1964.
Dr. Wasserman established his professional practice in 1971 in Riverdale, Ga., where he served patients and the community for more than 30 years before retiring in 2000. Dr. Wasserman also served as the Georgia Optometric Association president of the 5th district.
Norman will be lovingly remembered as an incredible, kind and devoted husband of 57 years, father, grandfather and special friend to so many. Everyone who ever met Norman left as a better person. He always had a bright smile, positive attitude, infectious sense of humor and passion for life.
He is survived by his wife Iris; children Myles, Michele and David; son-in-law Brian; and three grandchildren, Brock, Reese and Noah.
Dr. Wasserman was a veteran and his ashes will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in the honor of Dr. Wasserman to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.